YMMV: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • In a way, the entire game is this for the very first game.
    • There are many different theories as to the nature of Harry and Cheryl's relationship, usually bordering somewhere between "guilty over Harry's death" and straight up Parental Incest.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • As always with Akira Yamaoka, the soundtrack tends to set the tone in every portion of the game.
    • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn recorded the vocals for all four endings and each one is amazing.
  • Hell Is That Noise:
    • I love my daddy! I love my daddy! Ilovemydaddy! I love mydaddy!
    • The overhead speaker playing music above ball pit in the restaurant.
  • It's Short, so It Sucks : A frequent criticism leveled against the game. Its fans maintain that it's just as long as any other Silent Hill game, only with most of the aimless wandering, tedious combat and obscure puzzles trimmed.
  • Memetic Molester
    Kaufman: You know, people who are getting enough don't need analysis. You clearly are not getting enough.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "I love my daddy! I love my daddy! I love my daddy! I love my daddy!"
    • The cries of the Raw Shocks can quickly go from Hell Is That Noise to this, especially if your are having trouble on a part.
  • Narm Charm: Cheryl? CHERYL! ...Sweetie?
  • Tear Jerker: No matter what ending you get, it's hard to hold the tears back when you see Harry talk to Cheryl before he disappears forever.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks
  • What an Idiot: Harry finds out the hard way that stairs and wheelchairs don't mix. As a result, he starts the nightmare sequence with a limp.
  • The Woobie: Cheryl Mason. Whether she had an abusive parent or not, the poor girl really has not had the nicest of lives.
    • Dahlia becomes one retroactively at the end of the game. Having to deal with the death of her husband and being blamed by her daughter for years has taken a toll on her physically. The audio memories found throughout the game show that Dahlia had it just as bad as her daughter in the aftermath of Harry's death.